Shift RN Job Description

Shift RN Job Description

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Shift RN provides triage assessment, nursing diagnosis and evaluating all aspects of nursing care for patients, directly following surgery.

Shift RN Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintaining effective inter-departmental relationships
Promoting shared decision making
Serving as a resource during emergency situations by coordinating resources for appropriate response
Supporting Nursing Directors, CNO, and Administration in management of decisions
Acting as a patient advocate and providing service recovery as appropriate
Acting on behalf of administration and the management team and assuming responsibility for supervision of staff as a representative of administration
Assuming administrative authority for the level of patient care and standards of care
Serving as a liaison, resource and support person for all hospital staff, patients families and physicians during their shift
Managing internal and external supplemental staff
Assuring appropriate placement of patients using

Shift RN Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Shift RN

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ACLS, CPR, NRP, PALS, BCLS, JPS, IV, RN, HWC

Education for Shift RN

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the shift RN job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and Associate Degree in Graduate, Nursing, Teaching, Patient Care, Education, Associates, School of Nursing, Nursing Program, Science, Professional Development

Skills for Shift RN

Desired skills for shift RN include:

Appreciation for legal and ethical aspects of charting
Facts
Reflecting Nursing Intervention and Patient Response
Appropriate nursing assessment
Diagnoses
Milieu management
&interventions with patients
Adverse reactions
Competencies related to the nursing profession by participating in educational programs
Continued education units

Desired experience for shift RN includes:

Communicating with on-call Clinical Director and/or Administrator on call as indicated
Current State of Florida RN license and CPR training
One plus year acute care experience, Prefer Preceptor and Charge skills
Associate's or Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university or and accredited RN program is preferred
Prefer experience in Skilled Nursing and knowledge of Long Term Care Federal Regulations
Degree from an accredited nursing program

Shift RN Examples

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Shift RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of shift RN. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for shift RN
  • Assisting physicians during examinations and procedures
  • Performing various patient tests and administers medications within the scope of practice of the registered nurse
  • Promoting patients' independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills
  • Coordinate and direct workflow throughout the care centers
  • Provide input for evaluations as requested
  • Assume primary responsibility for daily operational issues in the absence of Care Center Directors or Clinical Managers
  • Review staffing patterns, census and acuity of nursing units to see that staffing is consistent with the patient needs and budgetary restraint
  • Work in collaboration with Administrator on call for after hour issues
  • Identifies types of orthopedic surgery and performs appropriate preoperative management and nursing care
  • Responds to potential and/or actual emergency situations with direct and appropriate actions
Qualifications for shift RN
  • Must possess current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Michigan
  • Knowledge of personal computers and proficient in computer related software skills Microsoft Office, Excel
  • 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and/or
  • Greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly (2/3 or more of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body
  • This is a part time position for a bed coordinator
  • This position focuses on admissions and transfers into FMC from outside sources while coordinating and overseeing project managers that focus on bed placement for internal sources
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Shift RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of shift RN. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for shift RN
  • Confirm bed availability, obtain hospital approval and notify receiving departments
  • Assist in securing transportation
  • Track transfer from time of call to patient arrival
  • Provide immediate feedback to “close the loop”with all referring physicians and facilities
  • Other Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse (LPN/RN) duties as assigned
  • Be responsible for the management of the hospital during those hours when the nursing unit managers, other department managers and administration are not in house
  • Be in charge of the general operation of the hospital
  • Demonstrate a wide range of general nursing and unit specific skills, including application of the nursing process
  • Provide leadership for the daily operations of the nursing units
  • Provide input into and helps achieve unit goals
Qualifications for shift RN
  • Must have recent education and experience as a RN in Orthopedic Surgerical Care settings with a minimum of 1000 hours of orthopedic patient care within the previous three (3) years.Must have excellent customer service skills and ability to work with culturally diverse population
  • Master's Degree in Nursing or a related field (must obtain within 1 year of hire)
  • Active membership in professional organization
  • Graduate of an approved/accredited nursing program either by a governmental authority, nursing board, or a licensing authority which has jurisdiction over approval/accreditation of nursing programs (Texas BON 217.1)
  • BSN Degree or non-BSN RN will be required to pursue a BSN education and will sign an offer letter which commits the RN to complete the education within 5 years of hire date
  • Current MN Nursing License
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Shift RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of shift RN. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for shift RN
  • Delivers, coordinates, and evaluates patient care through collaborative efforts with health team members in accordance with the nursing process and the standards of care and practices
  • Ccurately completes glucometer testing and control monitoring according to procedure
  • Provides on site management of the hospital or long term care during the off shift, normally when hospital or long term care management is not on site
  • Manages the delivery of patient care and manages any issues that arise
  • Manages occurrences during the sift ensuring appropriate documentation
  • Facilitates professional collaboration with all staff and providers
  • Assists staff in clinical problem solving
  • Performing required health assessments for specified programs
  • Conducting required screening tests such as drug and alcohol testing spirometry testing or audiometric testing
  • Maintaining OSHA state and employee health records
Qualifications for shift RN
  • Must have four years of nursing experience to include direct patient care assessment
  • Must pass typing test with minimum score of 20 words-per-minute and no more than 3 errors
  • Must be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, in English, to include but not limited to, communication via telephone, overhead paging and in person
  • Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors and be capable of handling complex clinical care utilizing independent judgment
  • Previous non-clinical leadership experience may substitute for up to one year of the required RN experience, at the discretion of the VP Nursing or Regional CNO and HR Director
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Shift RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a shift RN. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for shift RN
  • Participating in plant safety and ergonomic programs
  • Assisting with health promotion education and training programs
  • Identifying and assisting with workers compensation cases
  • Assisting with maintenance and documentation of workers compensation files
  • Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vison, Life, Disability, and many more!
  • Tuition Reimbursement (if you're furthering your nursing degree!)
  • Implements specific approaches to deal with behavior, documents behavior and enhances residents’ mood state according to resident care plan
  • Oversees & assures short & long term Nursing Dept
  • Facilitates units in emergency medical assessment & care of residents including interventions, transportation & other resources needed
  • Other nursing duties as assigned
Qualifications for shift RN
  • Leadership experience examples may include, not limited to Charge Nurse experience, RN Lead experience, Preceptorship of new nurses, work on interdisciplinary teams or in department work, representing the unit either in the hospital, specialty or network within processes and within service areas, or representative participation in Councils or Congress
  • OACLS (Preferred)
  • OPALS (Preferred)
  • Render Care to Patients of All Age Group
  • WI RN or LPN license
  • Occupational Health or Emergency Room experience a plus
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Shift RN Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of shift RN. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for shift RN
  • Performs assessments of employee-patient basedon his/her physical, psychological and cognitive status
  • Plans proper nursing intervention, obtainsappropriate medical and support services
  • Identifies learning needs of theemployee-patient
  • Counsels appropriately
  • Identifies employee’s needs for wellnesspromotion, developing and participating in employee education plans
  • Evaluates employee-patient’s lab data, alertingappropriate personnel for abnormal results that threaten the individual and/orhospital staff and patients
  • Maintains and seeks new technical skillsrelevant to the clinical setting
  • Demonstrates an awareness and use of hospitalpolicy and procedure, regulatory and legal requirements in daily practice
  • Participates in quality monitoring
  • Participates on hospital committees and/or inorientation of new employees
Qualifications for shift RN
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive nursing experience
  • ICU and ED background preferred
  • Also you must have a current BLS certification from the American Heart Association
  • Two years of medical experience is preferred, however not mandatory
  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university or and accredited RN program
  • 1+ year experience as a supervisor in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related health care facility preferred

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